Members of the Lugansk People’s Republic new parliament have elected four deputy speakers at the first session.
Andrey Sopelnik from the United Russia faction was elected first deputy speaker, and Alexander Yermolenko (Communist party), Maxim Uvarov (Liberal Democratic Party of Russia) and Denis Kolesnikov (United Russia) were elected deputy speakers in an open vote.
Secretary of United Russia’is regional branch Denis Miroshnichenko had been elected parliament speaker. He proposed the candidacies for his deputies.
All the 50 parliamentarians voted for the candidates unanimously.
The first local elections in the Lugansk People’s Republic after its accession to Russia took place in all its 28 municipalities on September 8 through September 10. Early voting was held on September 1 - 4 at 329 exterritorial polling stations in 81 Russian regions for residents staying outside the LPR, while on September 2 through 7, it was held for residents living in remote areas.
Voter turnout at the LPR parliamentary election was 72.53 percent.*i